While many people are looking forward to spring in the air, there are some residential and commercial property owners who are curling up their noses because of a stench in the air.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
While many people are looking forward to spring in the air, there are some residential and commercial property owners who are curling up their noses because of a stench in the air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside a home can be two to 100 times more polluted than outside. Sources of bad smells can include mildew, mold, smoke, pet urine, foods, or just plain dirt. When these sources are combined, they can spell S-T-E-N-C-H.
The experts at Rainbow International offer a few tips on how to dispel unwelcome smells:
- Identify the source. A leaky faucet or recent flooding or water damage can cause mold and mildew smell. Pets can leave behind smells in the form of urine in places you may not know. If you have a smoker in the property, smoke lingers and attaches to curtains, furniture and air vents. Spoiled foods, dirty dishes, trash bags, or pet food areas can also emit smells.
- Schedule a cleaning. Flush your garbage disposal by running it with lemon or orange wedges or ice cubes to remove stuck food and lingering stenches. Clean out the refrigerator by removing items and wiping down the inside with a cleaning solution. You might also place an opened box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb unwanted smells. To clean your washing machine, run it on low cycle with two cups of bleach and warm water to keep it fresh. Wipe up spills and pet accidents immediately to prevent saturation into the carpet and schedule regular professional cleanings to prevent smells and improve air quality in the home. Vacuum, sweep and mop often.
- Use the exhaust fan. When cooking, turn on the exhaust fan or open the windows to let the smells escape. If available, run the exhaust fan every time someone showers or bathes in the home. This will help direct excess moisture out of the bathroom and prevent possible mildew and mold. Removing the humidity from a home or business with a dehumidifier may also reduce risk of mildew and mold.
For natural ways to eliminate smells in a home or business, check out this blog from Rainbow International entitled 5 Natural Air Fresheners That Eliminate Household Odors (http://rainbowintl.com/blog/5-natural-air-fresheners-that-eliminate-household-odors). Rainbow International offers carpet cleaning, odor removal and air duct cleaning services to residential and commercial property owners. For prompt, quality results, visit http://www.rainbowintl.com or call them at 1-855-RAINBOW.